Having dark spots, uneven skin tone or inflammatory skin is annoying. Whether you have fair or dark skin, or something in between, here’s our guide to the best solutions for your hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation usually refers to any type of dark mark or uneven skin tone from acne or conditions like melasma or sunspots. You can have more than one type of pigmentation.
See below three types of hyperpigmenation and products we reccomend for each one.
Scars and Dark marks
Scars and Dark marks can be cause by acne, inflammed and irritated skin, over exporsure to sun or skin reactions. People with medium to dark skin are more prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, leaving scars and dark marks behind.
You need products that will help decrease the over-production of melanin (pigmentation) and essentially decreases the pigment production. For example, vitamin C, licorice extract, kojic acid, niacinamide, AHA, BHA and arbutin to essentially decrease the pigment production.
- Try Passion Fruit Hyperpigmentation bar soap - contains azelic acid
- Try Scar and blemish cream- contains Niacinamide & licorice extract
- Try Tropics toner - contains AHA, BHA & Kojic Acid
- Try Green tea toner and face cream- contains licorice extract
- Try Paloma serum- contains AHA
- Try Pumpkin Enzyme mask - contains BHA
Sunspots are patches of darkened skin, typically in areas of the body that are more exposed to UV like the face, hands and legs.
Make sure to use SPF every day in order to prevent the formation of new spots and prevent the darkening of the previous ones. Try Black Girl Sunscreen.
Melasma, on the other hand, are brown patches and splotchiness caused by overexposure to the sun without proper UV protection or change in hormones.
For Melasma use brightening ingredients like vitamin C, which target and inhibit or prevent the overproduction of melanin.